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Poster: Out_To_Lunch Date: May 9, 2008 4:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

Recomendations requested for longest, strangest, trippiest show available on archive.

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Poster: stratocaster Date: May 9, 2008 9:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

03-01-1969, 09-19-1970, 02-18-1971, 04-02-1973, 10-25-1973, 10-02-1977, 10-17-1978, 12-26-1979, 05-06-1981, 08-03-1982, 06-16-1985, 09-20-1990, 09-22-1993

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Poster: light into ashes Date: May 10, 2008 2:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

Not the longest, but the strangest & trippiest in my view is 6-14-68, which is only in an aud recording but listenable enough for me. 6-19-68 also has very unusual jamming, but not intense.
Actually any number of shows from '68-early '69 are mindbending, particularly when they get into Caution>feedback. Even from '67 there are some very otherworldly shows like 8-4/5 and 9-3; then in the early '68 tour they get into segue heaven with lots of new jams. From then to mid-'69 you can pick pretty much any show for solid psychedelia.
Then they start introducing lots of short tunes, which keeps the band closer to earth. 11-8-69 is the trippiest show from later in the year.
By 1970 the 'heavy' stuff was pretty much confined to part of the 2nd set, so I'll skip a few years & many shows to 1974, when Ned Lagin joined them for the Seastones sets; at some shows (9-11-74, 9-21-74, and 10-16-74) the whole band joined in Seastones and they stay in outer space for quite a while before drifting into a song or two; these sets are a bit too 'far-out' for many people though.
You also mentioned 'longest' shows.....'73/74 was the age of the monster show - this in general means lots & lots of short songs, but there are also too many fine jams to mention; you can look for shows with lots of > marks in the 2nd sets. I'll just note one of the longest & most unusual Dark Stars on 12-6-73, which can either test your patience or send you to heaven. Let us know.

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Poster: yesss! Date: May 10, 2008 10:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

yeah- what he said!

'68 is the place to look for the deeply weird psychedelia and most other-worldly explorations, with 6/14 and 6/19 as examples of the strangest and most out-there shows that i can think of. not the tightest or most blissful playing of the era, but very primal and experimental. and if the chant/banter section of 6/19 is any indication then it was a very high environment indeed!

but '72-'74 has the longest shows and the band often goes deeper on the deep stuff. plus they are better musicians at this point so the music is a bit more artful and technically proficient (if you care about that). and 74 has seastones...

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 9, 2008 7:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

longest AND trippiest? You need to focus on 72-74

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: May 10, 2008 2:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

What stratocaster said (although I'm not sure all are on the archive) - plus a couple of suggestions from 72
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-05-11.sbd.samaritano.9357.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-09-28.sbd.bertha.34162.sbeok.shnf

Great collage, HL

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Poster: He Live's Date: May 9, 2008 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

you throw out otherworldly, and mind-bending and no one is coming back with a psychedelic era show? i like all the eras of the dead to some degree, but post 76 they were so much more of a BIg Time Rock band -- there are otherworldly elments to a a good Terrapin or Slipknot or Estimated -- but this is the band that largely invented MIndbending and OtherWorldly on the cusp of the psychedelic movement -- what could be more mindbending and otherworldly?

here's a show from 1969 -- check THE OTHER ONE (among all the other delights) for a truly otherworldly, mindbender -- who's that on violin? SCREAMING HOT organ from THE PIG! ...... HEY WAIT A MINUTE! NO ELEVEN?????? where the f&ck did the SAX PLAYER COME FROM?

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(Thanks to DR. FLASHBACK, for the pointer to Larry Carlson.)

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Poster: lobster12 Date: May 9, 2008 5:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

Maybe not the trippiest. I'm sure you are going to get a ton of shows from early in the GD incarnation that reach into the beyond. I'm submitting this one from the latter era only because it jumps out as being original and truly improvisational. From Estimated on things get interesting. With the post terrapin jam and the inverted drums>space it's wild. Just one of those nights.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd90-06-16.nak.ladner.7763.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: whirlwind dreamer 65-95 Date: May 9, 2008 5:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-11-30.sbd.clugston.3118.shnf

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: May 9, 2008 6:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

Especially set 2 from UJB on....

http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-12.aud.ladner.30192.sbeok.flacf

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Poster: yesss! Date: May 10, 2008 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Most Mindbending / Other-worldly Show

i was super close at that 6/16/90 show- like 7th row at about band level- and it was a great vantage point to watch the weird and unique jamming from. it was a long time ago and the memory is a bit fuzzy, but i think there was a moment where it was just bobby on stage and i remember him looking kind of freaked out! but yeah, there were some neat pre-drums jams in '90- even with hornsby in the fall .

This post was modified by yesss! on 2008-05-10 18:03:31